8-K 1 d305846d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 16, 2012




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-52045   33-0928885

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



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(I.R.S. Employer

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3661 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 200

San Diego, California

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(800) 228-4728

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(c) On February 16, 2012, upon recommendation of the President and Chief Executive Officer of Volcano Corporation (the “Company”), the Board of Directors of the Company promoted David M. Sheehan to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective as of February 16, 2012.

Mr. Sheehan, 49, served as our President of the IVUS & Systems Business Units, Operations and Japan from March 2010 until his promotion to Chief Operating Officer on February 16, 2012. From June 2008 to March 2010, Mr. Sheehan served as our Executive Vice President with responsibility for our subsidiary Volcano Japan Co., Ltd. Prior to joining the Company, from April 2005 to May 2008, he was a consultant and Chief Executive Officer for various start-up companies. From March 2002 to April 2005 he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Digirad Corporation, a maker of cardiac imaging equipment, and from September 2000 to March 2005, as the President of Digirad Imaging Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digirad Corporation. From May 1999 to September 2000, Mr. Sheehan served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rapidcare.com, an e-healthcare company. From May 1997 to May 1999, Mr. Sheehan served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for a division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation which provided cardiopulmonary services to hospitals. From July 1991 to May 1997, Mr. Sheehan worked at Haemonetics Corporation, a supplier of blood processing services and equipment, in various sales, marketing, and business development positions. Mr. Sheehan received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Darin Lippoldt


Darin Lippoldt

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Dated: February 23, 2012